EARLENE


| January/February 1972



Earlene

Hi Folks!

Old Man Winter is finally poking his cold head around us here. With all the warm friendly fellowship I've had lately with my steam engine friends, I haven't minded.

Two weeks ago Mr. and Mrs. Dave Egan accompanied me to the Kinzers Banquet in Lancaster County. The food was served family style and simply delicious. It surely ran true to the Pennsylvania Dutch tasty cooking and all you could eat. This, along with seeing and visiting with friends made our evening complete.

Mrs. Dayton Nichols from New York state celebrated her birthday there with us. I had the pleasure of she and her fine hubby stopping with me over night Thursday on their journey down. It is such a joy to have them.

Before this all happened, I must tell you The Egans and I took a trip to the Western New York Gas and Steam Engine Show in Alexandria, New York in September. It was most rewarding and delightful. It is beautiful country plenty of activities among the machinery and the hospitality couldn't be beat. May I recommend you taking in this show next year if at all possible.

By the way, we did not receive as many written reports from the different shows as we would like. Won't you please make someone responsible in your organization for sending a detailed report to us soon? We realize everyone is exhausted after the shows but we would like the reports as soon after the Reunion as possible. We want to let others know what each organization has and is doing at their own particular event. Even if I do attend, it is impossible for me to give the flavor needed, as a local individual who has the inside track about it.